Guest Author: Kimberly H., Chief Blogger
Growth Is A Personal Matter
It doesn’t matter how old you are or how much life experience you have under your belt. We can all benefit from growth. If you are ready to make a change, today’s Boundless Brooks blog post is for you.
Growth Comes From Within
There are many reasons you might consider starting a quest for personal growth. Perhaps you’ve recently divorced, had a child, or experienced another major life change. Whatever your reason, you must make a conscious decision to change the things you’re doing to get to where you want to be.
Entrepreneurship And Personal Growth
If you’re bored with your current line of work, there is no better way to grow than to take the responsibilities of entrepreneurship on yourself. This takes work, but the effort that you put into starting your own business can have a major impact on your personal and professional lives. A few tips to get started include:
- Master your marketing. Something as simple as creating a brochure (this site could be helpful if you need a template and access to images, fonts, and design icons). Technology today and the widespread availability of online design services mean you don’t have to spend the money on a graphic designer.
- Have money put aside. To truly have the freedom to grow, you have to feel as though you can afford to make a life change. When you’re getting ready to start your business, strive to have at least six months worth of expenses put aside so you have some breathing room. Regions Bank offers tips on how to save.
Personal growth can also come in the form of caring for yourself. You’ve likely been neglecting your own needs for far too long. Without reservation, you are important, and the following tips can help you keep yourself well:
- Set boundaries. Boundaries help us carve out time for ourselves and eliminate toxic influences in our lives. Boundaries could be anything setting hours that you are unavailable to take work calls to saying no to the children when they ask for something.
- Travel. Whytt Magazine recently wrote about how travel is a great form of self-care. In the article, the magazine explained that it gives you time to reflect, broadens your mind, and helps keep you mentally fit. And if you’ve been a reader of this blog for any amount of time, you already know that we are ardent supporters of travel.
Break Your Routine
While it’s important to have a self-care routine, sometimes personal growth comes from stepping outside of the norm. If you things you might try include:
- Make a friend from another culture. If you don’t have the budget to travel, make a friend in your local community from a different country or of a different nationality. You’ll increase your knowledge base, learn bits about a new language, and boost your emotional intelligence. Bonus if they enjoy cooking and want to share their culinary treasures.
- Let go of fear. Fear of the unknown keeps us settled into patterns that don’t allow for any type of personal growth. Even if you feel a bit of anxiety about doing something new, do it. You can overcome your reservations regarding change by focusing on the benefits instead of the perceived downsides.
Ultimately, growth only comes when we make room for it and are intentional in our efforts. Whether you choose to start your own business or simply break a boring routine, today’s tips can help you embrace change and live your best life each day.
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